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Book Review: Gaining Currency

This work is effectively two books in one: (1) an account of the rise and internationalization of the renminbi and of its prospects for continued ascendancy over the near term and the medium term and (2) a concise description of the various vehicles for investing in Chinese assets.

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Why Don’t You Have These 5 Essential Smart Home Devices?

Maybe you’re a complete beginner when it comes to home automation. If not, it’s easy to overlook the basics of essential smart home devices. Perhaps, on the other hand, your pretty tech-savvy and already enjoying the benefits of a connected home. Either way, it’s easy to get lost in a sea of smart home devices […]

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Analysts Pound the Table on Pareteum (TEUM) Stock

  Mobile networking software and services company Pareteum (TEUM) will meet analysts and investors at the Craig-Hallum Institutional Investor Conference in Minnesota next week, May 28. In addition to presentations from management, Pareteum will have customers from its three main segments, CSP, IoT and enterprise. Northland analyst Michael Latimore views next week’s event as “another […]

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Hong Kong’s Clout as a Global Financial Center Clouded by Uncertainty

The controversial prospect of extraditions from Hong Kong to mainland China has thrown fresh doubt on the city’s status as a global financial hub.

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The Continued Growth of Wearables and Their Place in Smart Technology in 2019 and Beyond

We recently examined Apple’s strategy for gaining home automation market share, and the concept of digital assistants reared its head. Why are we referencing apples strategic goals when we’re looking at the present state of wearable smart home devices? Well, a recent IDC report forecasts that wearables will grow by over 15% equating to 198.5 […]

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Here is how your startup can access millions in investment funding

Five years ago, a company called Yo raised $1.5 million at a $10 million valuation. What did investors and end-users get for this much money? An app that allowed users to send the message “Yo,” (and NOTHING else) to their friends. It didn’t take long for the company to blow through all that cash in […]

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Thoughts on UK Politics

3.1% of those eligible to vote bothered to go to a polling station and vote Tory in an important UK wide election last week. That’s 1 voter in every 33. Yet the Tory Party is shortly going to choose internally, from within its despised ranks, the next Prime Minister of the UK, even though that […]

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Make Your Smart Home a Party Home

While the holiday season is still some way in the distance, we all love a good party whatever the time of year. If you’ve got a connected home packed with the latest smart home devices, how can you harness that gear to make your smart home a party home? Today, we’ll take a more light-hearted […]

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In Practice Summary: Optimizing Exposure to Precious Metals through a Fund

What is the best way to hold more traditional stores of value, such as gold? Mark Harrison, CFA, and Keyur Patel explore the question in the latest edition of the In Practice series.

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2nd Silk Road Summit Takes Place May 2-3 in Tehran

The 2nd Silk Road Startup Summit will take place on May 2-3, with Iran’s top 8 startups competing in a pitch competition. Silk Road Startup is the largest event that introduces Iranian startups to the international community with the aim of connecting the leading innovative organizations in the country, facilitating international relations, providing access to […]

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